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MedspeakUK Referring to clear, honest and direct communication, without avoiding issues or resorting to manipulative or aggressive behaviour.
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BMT will deliver an upgraded version of ASSERT to all DE&S Operating Centres in April 2013, providing on-site training at a number of MOD locations.
Memory's reputation has been tarnished lately," asserts Daniel L.
The booklet asserts terrorists plan to increase their attacks to undermine the Bush administration and to distract the nation from "the true purpose--spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Silver's study has more statistical rigor than any prior work," asserts John C.
The Spanish Dryopithecus find indeed shows some similarities to orangutans, but its evolutionary position cannot yet be firmly established, assert Peter Andrews of the Natural History Museum in London and David Pilbeam of Harvard University in an accompanying commentary.
Aside from a failed attempt in the seventeenth century to establish a biblically based legal system in the Puritan colonies, American law is generally viewed as having secular origins," asserts the brief.
In the specific context of sales and use taxes, the Supreme Court has further provided a bright-line test for determining whether a business has the requisite "substantial nexus" with a state so that the state can assert its taxing jurisdiction over the business.
We don't know much about how any form of psychotherapy works," asserts Steven M.
Beginning perhaps 1 million years ago, a succession of related Homo species, including Neandertals, evolved in Europe, the Spanish scientists assert.
The absence of their conclusions is quite evident, NRC committee members assert.
6701 preparer penalties apply, IRM (20)(11)34(1) provides that the IRS cannot assert both penalties, but must choose which to assess "for the same act.